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The Evidence Fund - 300708

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The Evidence Fund procures and manages research and evaluations that primarily benefit ODA eligible countries. Most research and evaluations paid for by the Evidence Fund are country-specific, and all respond to requests for evidence to inform programme or policy decisions. Primarily serving research requests from HMG’s Embassies and High Commissions in ODA eligible countries, and from HMG policy and strategy teams, the Evidence Fund strengthens the evidence behind the UK’s priority international development investments and development diplomacy. The Evidence Fund also invests modest amounts of non-ODA, to strengthen the evidence behind wider UK foreign policy.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300708
Start date 2020-7-30
Status Implementation
Total budget £55,121,352

Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To support public-private partnerships that demonstrate how companies, communities, smallholders and governments can work collaboratively to reduce deforestation and benefit forest dependent communities

Programme Id GB-1-202745
Start date 2014-12-9
Status Implementation
Total budget £115,708,858

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The LDN Fund invests in projects which reduce or reverse land degradation and thereby contribute to ‘Land Degradation Neutrality’. The LDN Fund is co-promoted by the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Mirova. It is a public-private partnership using public money to increase private sector investment in sustainable development. The fund invests in sustainable agriculture, forestry and other land uses globally. The Fund was launched at the UNCCD’s COP 13 in China in 2017.

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-PO009-LDN
Start date 2019-12-12
Status Implementation
Total budget £10,000,000

The Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The fund is a public-private partnership investment fund which aims to shift incentives in financial institutions (i.e. Banks) towards investing in nature, by embedding social and environmental risk into investment decisions, catalysing transformational change in the financial sector. The fund will increase lending to businesses which incorporate sustainable practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, climate change mitigation and adaptation to its impact across South America: Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0003-EcoB
Start date 2015-12-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £32,625,178

Forest Governance, Markets and Climate

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people, promoting sustainable growth and climate change mitigation in developing countries.

Programme Id GB-1-201724
Start date 2011-8-18
Status Implementation
Total budget £282,350,519

Agriculture Transformation in Ghana

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To accelerate economic transformation in Ghana through developing markets for agriculture and trade, improving resilience to climate change, and creating additional jobs and increased incomes by focusing on the development of high potential value chains in pro-poor sectors, supporting them to become productive, competitive and attractive for investment.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300794
Start date 2020-1-13
Status Implementation
Total budget £1,822,768

Global Research Partnership Programme (GRP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To build a new UK-India research partnership with developing country researchers to deliver evidence-informed solutions for global development challenges on health, food and women.

Programme Id GB-1-202766
Start date 2014-2-28
Status Implementation
Total budget £6,128,565

Productivity for Prosperity (P4P)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Productivity for Prosperity is a sustainable economic transformation programme that will increase labour productivity and climate-resilience in Tanzania’s job-creating sectors. It will achieve this through private sector development (investment facilitation, trade facilitation and building capabilities of firms) and business environment reform (supporting proportionate and predictable regulation). P4P will dovetail with the UK’s external engagement and influencing activities in Tanzania. P4P will initially prioritise the agroprocessing and horticulture sectors, and will provide flexible support to bolster the UK’s current and future prosperity objectives.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300116
Start date 2021-8-11
Status Implementation
Total budget £34,999,993

Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain Solutions

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This activity supports a number of different areas of work which aim to accelerate the climate benefits of the Kigali Amendment (KA) to the Montreal Protocol (MP) and encourage uptake of energy efficient and climate friendly solutions. This includes (1) The creation of an African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chains (ACES) in Rwanda. ACES will accelerate deployment of sustainable (environmental, economic and social) cold-chain solutions throughout Africa. (2) The development and deployment of an HFC outlook model to address information gaps on energy use and energy related CO2 emissions from the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps (RACHP) market. It will assist in reducing cost of the transition for Article 5 countries to the Montreal Protocol and increase the climate benefit of action under the MP. (3) Increasing countries technical capacity and providing insights on global best practice of EE improvements of cooling products in parallel with HFC phase down, through model regulations and sustainable public procurement in ASEAN and Africa.

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-32CPL-00499-KA
Start date 2021-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £21,080,834.90

Blue Forests Project

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Blue Forests Project aims to design a holistic model for replication for community-led mangrove forest restoration and protection. The programme operates in Madagascar and Indonesia, working with local coastal communities to protect and restore mangrove habitat, create new and improve existing sustainable livelihoods, support community health and women’s empowerment and increase climate resilience.  

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-BPFBlueForests
Start date 2016-12-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £9,006,668

UK Blue Carbon Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Fund will promote the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of mangrove habitats by developing and embedding operational blue carbon markets across the Caribbean and Latin America that provide local communities with a sustainable income and assist in moving low-income countries towards low-emission, climate-resilient development.

Start date 2018-12-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £13,782,456

The Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) - Bio Carbon Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

A multilateral project administered by the World Bank which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the land use sector through sustainable landscape management, whilst improving the livelihoods of forest communities. The ISFL combines upfront technical assistance with results-based finance which rewards countries which implement landscape-level approaches that reduce emissions from the forest and land-use sector. ISFL works with 5 countries: Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mexico and Zambia. Defra is supporting programmes in Indonesia and Zambia with upfront finance and potentially all countries with results based finance.

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0004-ISFL
Start date 2013-12-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £65,100,000

Colombia: Forests, Communities & Sustainable Growth (Territorios Forestales Sostenibles)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To stabilise the deforestation frontier in the areas of Colombia most acutely threatened by deforestation and affected by conflict, by improving land systems and usage rights, building capacity to effectively tackle environmental crime, and promoting sustainable forest livelihoods and enterprises.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-301502
Start date 2022-4-21
Status Implementation
Total budget £50,865,631

Annual contribution to the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This UK Government contribution is for EPPO which is an intergovernmental organization responsible for cooperation in plant health within the Euro-Mediterranean region. Founded in 1951 by 15 European countries, EPPO now has 52 members (shown in green on the map). Its objectives are to protect plants, by developing international strategies against the introduction and spread of pests which are a threat to agriculture, forestry and the environment, and by promoting safe and effective pest control methods. Following the terms of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), EPPO is a Regional Plant Protection Organization and thus participates in global discussions on plant health. EPPO is a standard-setting organization which has produced a large number of Standards in the areas of plant protection products and plant quarantine. These Standards constitute recommendations that are addressed to the National Plant Protection Organizations of EPPO member countries. Finally, EPPO promotes the exchange of information between its member countries by maintaining information services and databases on plant pests, and by organizing many conferences and workshops.

Start date 2016-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £321,000

Establishing and enhancing veterinary surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This project aims to help establish effective surveillance for longer term capacity building for AMR in the terrestrial and aquatic veterinary sectors in selected LMICs, and to enhance veterinary medicines regulatory training.

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-VMD-AMR001
Start date 2019-9-16
Status Implementation
Total budget £400,000

Climate and Ocean Adaptation and Sustainable Transition (COAST) programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The Climate and Ocean Adaptation and Sustainable Transition (COAST) programme aims to improve vulnerable coastal communities' resilience to climate change and prosperity from a more sustainable use of their marine environment. COAST will achieve this through a multi-component approach focused on: i) protecting and restoring coastal habitats providing nature based solutions (e.g. mangroves, seagrass, coral reefs), ii) improving small scale fisheries management, governance, sustainability and productivity, iii) scaling more sustainable, climate resilient, low carbon aquaculture production by coastal communities and the private sector, and iv) strengthening coastal planning and governance. COAST will focus in up to six priority countries, first building evidence around themes ii) and iii) and supporting science based blue carbon policies, followed by regulatory strengthening and grants for local level projects. COAST is part of the UK's £500m Blue Planet Fund portfolio.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-301203
Start date 2023-7-20
Status Implementation
Total budget £152,886,515


Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Cities4Forests programme provides a network, between cities in developing nations, to share lessons learned and baselines on forest restoration and protection programmes. This allows best practice to be identified and adopted across cities’ interventions and facilitates accelerated innovation. Defra’s investment in Cities4Forests will finance specific activities that will help decision makers and officials in cities, in a number of developing countries, access tools, resources and technical assistance that can support them in developing policies and interventions to protect and restore forests. The programme will also seek to deliver a ‘global mayoral declaration’ on the value of trees and forests and their role in combatting climate change. The programme will focus on: strengthening institutional capacity and capability through technical assistance to improve developing country’s city government support for and investment in trees, forests, and green infrastructure; supporting developing country’s city governments to increase investment (political, economic, and social) and implement new and/or improved programs to support the management and conservation of inner and nearby forests; supporting and encouraging developing country mayors to increase political action and support for trees and forests as a solution for combatting climate change, supporting better water management, and improving human health and well-being.

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-PO020-C4F
Start date 2020-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £560,000

Malawi Trade and Investment Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

MTIP aims to stimulate a step change in Malawi’s growth by promoting higher value export sectors, cutting time and costs of trade and logistics, and raising international and domestic investment in new exports. Underpinning this will be a focused effort to improve the business enabling environment. Higher economic growth is expected to translate into sustained poverty reduction, creating new jobs and income generating opportunities and much needed revenue to fund the public services needed for a fast-growing population. Specifically, programme aims include reducing the costs of trade for Malawi by 10% and converting over 5,000 hectares of land to more productive high value export crops.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300934
Start date 2020-5-8
Status Implementation
Total budget £39,144,331

Support for the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Developing countries will reform their trade facilitation laws, procedures, processes and systems in a manner consistent with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). This programme will reduce inefficient border processes, excessive red tape and administrative bottlenecks which stop businesses reaching customers and increase the costs of trade. Helping countries to trade more and grow their way out of poverty is a key part of DFID’s Economic Development Strategy.

Programme Id GB-1-204713
Start date 2015-4-27
Status Implementation
Total budget £14,633,656

GEOGLAM - UK Contribution to The Group on Earth Observation's Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative is to increase market transparency and improve food security.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The purpose of Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM) is to increase market transparency and improve food security by producing and disseminating relevant, timely, and actionable information on agricultural conditions and outlooks of production at national, regional, and global scales. It achieves this by strengthening the international community’s capacity to utilize coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained Earth observations. GEO is an intergovernmental organisation that works to improve the availability, access and use of earth observations (EO) globally, primarily targeted at the sustainable development goals (SDGs), Paris climate agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The GEOGLAM policy mandate initially came from the Group of Twenty (G20) Agriculture Ministers during the French G20 Presidency in 2011. The mandate has expanded parallel to the G20 mandate to include food security concerns and we now work to support early warning for international agency response to emerging food emergencies. GEOGLAM has produced Stocktaking reports for the G20 in recent years. These reports are available for 2021, 2022 and 2023. GEOGLAM is working on a response to the three big policy drivers of our time: UN Sustainable Development Goals; the Paris Accord on Climate Change; and, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction. Through the development of quantified metrics GEOGLAM will be able to work with other science communities and statistical agencies to develop policy relevant information in support of sustainable food production. GEOGLAM is a Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Flagship Initiative.

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-SUB-GEO
Start date 2019-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £700,000

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